Lights Out: Season 3, Episode 46

The Meddlers (9 Jul. 1951)

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Cecil Crofton shows up at the backwoods, hillbilly shack of Purdy with a wild proposition on how the two can split a million dollars. Crofton as figured out that a ton gold that once ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Dan Morgan ...
Robert Hull ...
Col. Micah Larro
Lawrence Ryle ...
Capt. Nelson Larro (as Laurence Ryle)
Frank Gallop ...
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Cecil Crofton shows up at the backwoods, hillbilly shack of Purdy with a wild proposition on how the two can split a million dollars. Crofton as figured out that a ton gold that once belonged to the Confederacy is buried locally, in the cellar of a house that had burned down and was rebuilt. Purdy figures rightly that it's the old Larro place, but the abandoned house is cursed by the ghosts of Larro ancestors from the Civil War. Written by Jay Phelps <>

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A really good episode
10 November 2012 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

Although I love horror anthology shows, I must admit that one of the earliest television shows of this type, "Lights Out", mostly was made up of klunkers. All too often, poor writing and lousy sets doomed these shows to being second best. However, a few are truly excellent--including "Dead Man's Coat" and this one, "The Meddlers". And, if you want to see them, you can download them for free at

"The Meddlers" stars John Carradine and E.G. Marshall. Carradine was great and Marshall was good, too, but Marshall's role was NOT one I would have suspected he'd do. Usually, Marshall played very sophisticated sorts of folks--probably due to his excellent diction and voice. However, here he's cast as a backwoods hillbilly--though he wasn't bad.

The show begins with Carradine approaching Marshall about a proposition--if he helps him, he can split a fortune in Confederate gold and silver. Marshall doesn't believe him at first but soon agrees--as long as he can bring his 'glory hand' (a WEIRD good luck charm). Soon, they arrive at a supposedly abandoned old house--where they meet a weird old man who warns them not to try to get the treasure. Naturally, overcome by greed, they aren't about to listen. I'd say more, but I don't want to spoil the suspense--and it is both creepy and suspenseful. And, in some ways, it's like a supernatural version of the great film "Treasure of the Sierra Madre". Well worth seeing due to fine acting and really good writing.

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